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The independent Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health has adopted three Opinions related to access to healthcare, innovative payment models for high-cost innovative medicines and performance of primary care.

The EFPC is delighted to announce Richard Wilkinson as our first Key note speaker for EFPC 2018 Crete conference 24-25 September

Richard studied economic history and the philosophy of science  at LSE before training in epidemiology. He is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.  Since his initial research focussed on health inequalities, his books and research papers have drawn attention to the tendency for societies with bigger income differences between rich and poor to suffer a heavier burden of health and social problems.

The International Federation of Community Health Centres (IFCHC) is a global partnership of Community Health Centre associations and their members. The IFCHC works to expand access to CHCs as the optimal way of achieving the World Health Organization’s vision of primary health care for all. IFCHC is currently implementing a plan to collect and share experiences, stories, evidence and tools from Community Health Centres around the world, as well as seeking associations that represent CHCs. If this applies to you, the IFCH and the EFPC encourage you to answer the brief survey .The goal of this brief online survey (Deadline December 8) for staff and board members from Community Health Centres and CHC associations is to identify priority areas of focus for global knowledge-exchange.

 

The European Network of Medical Residents in Public Health (EuroNet MRPH)  has become and Associated Member of the EFPC. EuroNet MRPH  constitutes a network of European National associations of Public Health training programs, including medical and non-medical residents. It is a non-profit, international, independent and non-governmental association.

Based on the meaningful critical mass of players who were present in EFPC 2017 Porto Conference and as a results of the joint work of You&EFPC and other organizational partners, experts and the present delegates it was developed the Porto Charter on Public Participation in Health and Primary Care a material and symbolic expression of the social commitment discussed and settled within the Conference.

With 30 years’ academic experience and a background in nursing and health visiting, my role as Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health at Kent University is to develop new areas of multi-disciplinary research to extend the scope of Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS)  from health policy to implementation and application in community and public health settings. Working with local, national and international collaborators, the work spans the Kent Academic Primary Care Unit (KAPCU) and other CHSS research groups. Through my work in Australia and with the European Forum For Primary Care I am also developing the international perspective on community and public health.